Call me a wine snob, but mostly my heart sinks when an estate lists “wine tourism” as part of their offer. I have visions of chugging around the vineyards in a toy train, headphones clapped tightly to my ears while I fiddle frantically with the audioguide in search of the right language and listen with… Continue reading Picnic at Terra Remota
if life gives you marrows instead of courgettes, make galettes
In the majestic beech woods that surround our place in Alsace, swathes of brilliant green, spear-shaped leaves are once more poking their heads up through the carpets of leaf mold on the forest floor. Wild garlic (also known as ramps, ramsons or bear garlic) is back in season again. It catches me off guard every… Continue reading Green is Beautiful: Wild Garlic is Back!
Skrei, the beautiful Norwegian Arctic cod, is back in season – and because the Norwegians have made a point of fishing it sustainably, you can eat it with a clear conscience
This has been the year of fruit – and now it’s the turn of quinces galore
Time for Scandi-style crispbreads to go with cheese, or a warming glass of white port
A taste of genuine Emmentaler, one of Switzerland’s most underrated and misunderstood big cheeses